The Sedalia Police Department is searching for a black male suspect after a bank robbery at the Central Bank main branch, located at 301 W. Broadway Blvd., just before noon Friday.
Bank personnel have told the Democrat no injuries were reported, but would not comment on the incident any further. SPD Cmdr. Adam Hendricks said the suspect was not armed; he passed a note to the teller. Hendricks said he has not seen the note, so he does not know what it said. He added that SPD is contacting other agencies to assist with the investigation.
“We’re processing the crime scene at the bank, getting statements, getting video,” Hendricks said. “We have patrol officers making contact with anyone and everyone that matches the suspect description.”
SPD officers are searching the city for a black male suspect, between the ages of 20 and 30, thin build and about 5’6” to 5’8”. He was described as wearing wire-rimmed glasses, a gray stocking cap, gray sweatshirt/coat, dark pants and tennis shoes. They have been following several tips, but so far have not located the suspect.
The incident has very little effect on Sedalia School District 200 safety protocols.
“Administrators are monitoring students passing between buildings as a precaution (at Smith-Cotton Junior High), but everything else is standard daily safety protocols,” said Communications Director Bob Satnan.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact SPD at 660-826-8100.
Keep checking sedaliademocrat.com for more updates as this incident develops.